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"Isabel Inlet" (USGS)

Isabel Inlet was an informally-named inlet along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was created by Hurricane Isabel when it swept ashore on September 18, 2003. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Hurricane Isabel near landfall The effect of Hurricane Isabel on North Carolina was the worst from a hurricane since Hurricane Floyd made landfall in 1999. ... Image File history File links 46_9_21_03_14. ... Image File history File links 46_9_21_03_14. ... Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England (Great Britain) A fjord (Lysefjorden) in Norway An inlet is a body of water, usually seawater, which has characteristics of one or more of the following: a bay a cove an estuary a firth a fjord a geo a sea loch a sea lough a... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Hurricane Isabel was the ninth named storm, the fifth hurricane, the second major hurricane, and the only Category 5 hurricane of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For the two months it was in existence, Isabel Inlet separated the town of Hatteras from the rest of Hatteras Island. The lower part became known as Little Hatteras Island. Hatteras is a community of approximately 1000 people, on the Outer Banks island of Hatteras. ... Hatteras Island is an island in the Atlantic Ocean that runs parallel to the coast of North Carolina, forming a bend at Cape Hatteras. ...


Due to its large size (518m/1700 feet across), there was a debate as to whether the breach should be filled with dredged sand, or if a bridge should instead be built across it. Ultimately, the former choice prevailed: the Army Corps of Engineers used 555,000 cubic yards of sand to fill the inlet. North Carolina Route 12, which was severed along with the island, was reopened on November 18.
United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 military men and women. ... NC 12 is a North Carolina state highway that traverses the northeastern shoreline of North Carolina, linking the islands of the Outer Banks. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Inlets in the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Oregon InletNew Inlet ‡ — Isabel Inlet ‡ — Hatteras InletOcracoke InletDrum InletBarden Inlet

‡ Inlet no longer exists Oregon Inlet is an inlet along North Carolinas Outer Banks. ... New Inlet was an inlet along the Outer Banks of North Carolina joining the Pamlico Sound with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Hatteras Inlet is a estuary located in the Outer Banks, NC that separates Hatteras Island, NC and Ocracoke Island, NC. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pamlico Sound. ... Ocracoke Inlet is a estuary located in the Outer Banks, NC that separates Ocracoke Island, NC and Portsmouth Island, NC. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pamlico Sound. ... Drum Inlet is an inlet of the Outer Banks in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Barden Inlet is the lowest of the Outer Banks water inlets. ...


 
 

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